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Sophie and the Sibyl

Sophie and the Sibyl is out now in paperback. Read the reviews of Patricia's latest novel

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December 2018

BEGINNING THE BICENTENARY: GEORGE ELIOT IN GENEVA

7-8 December, University of Geneva

Patricia will be a keynote speaker at the two day George Eliot colloquium hosted by the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

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September 2018

BBC PROMS PLUS

Sunday 2 September, BBC Radio

Patricia will be part of a discussion with Belinda Bauer on 'Sex and Death'. The event will be at Imperial College, London. An edited version will be broadcast during the evening's prom concert interval

Now available to listen online.

Listen now or download from the BBC website

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May 2018

BRONTË SOCIETY LECTURE REPORT

Villette and the Gothic

Patricia gave a Brontë Society annual lecture in 2015. Here is a report by Holly Walker-Dunseith.

Read or Download the Document (pdf)

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April 2018

THE TEACHER WHO INSPIRED ME

The Tablet April Edition

Patricia recounts her time at Bedales in the 1960s for The Tablet magazine.

View The Tablet website (subscribers only)

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The Women who 'Meant to Do It': George Eliot and Celebrity Performance

Wolfson College, Oxford

Patricia gave the keynote lecture for the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing in November 2017. The recording of the lecture can now be downloaded from the Wolfson College website.

Download the podcast

View the OCLW Podcast Archive

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November 2017

LIFE-WRITING AND FEMALE CELEBRITY

4 November at Wolfson College, Oxford

Patricia will be giving the keynote lecture for the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at this half-day colloquium. The programme and poster can be downloaded from the website.

View the OCLW website

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November 2017

WOMEN WRITING ABOUT SEX

21 November at the British Library, London

Patricia will be participating in a discussion chaired by novelist Michèle Roberts. Other guests are Eimear McBride and Leone Ross. Non-member tickets can be bought from the British Library website.

View the Royal Society of Literature website

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December 2017

CELEBRITY CULTURE WORKSHOP

1-2 December, University of Zurich

Patricia will be talking about George Eliot and her novel Sophie and the Sibyl at the  Celebrity Culture Workshop December 1st-2nd 2017, The English Seminar, The University of Zurich. She will be presenting her work alongside her colleagues, Professor Elisabeth Bronfen, Professor Mary Luckhurst and Dr Sandra Mayer.

View the University of Zurich website

View the programme

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